After Thanksgiving Shopping Spree

@BelleStarr (33771)
Portland, Connecticut
November 25, 2016 8:58pm CST
I had an exhausting Black Friday. We got up rather late, had a bagel and then headed off to Sandwich Ma. to the Green Brian Nature Center. They sell the best homemade jam and relish. They also were selling crafts today. I bought a fresh pine door hanging and some great jam, the strawberry peach was to die for as was the lemon cranberry. Jack enjoyed seeing a snake at the nature center. We then headed toward Hyannis where we had lunch and hit TJ Maxx. Our next stop was the Marshalls in Mashpee. We grab a light supper at Panera at Mashpee Commons and then dropped off the men folk at the hotel and headed out to TJMaxx in East Falmouth. I pretty much finished my Christmas shopping and I feel really good about it. I need to get everything home and start wrapping!! I am going to soak in the tub and rest my aching body, it is a lot of work to do that much shopping lol. Tomorrow we are going to get into the Christmas Spirit and find some small towns with Christmas decorations up. There were carolers out at Mashpee Commons and certainly it was decorated for the holidays. It didn't feel like Black Friday, we tried to avoid the most crowded areas and just enjoy the season.
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@sallypup (23251)
• Moses Lake, Washington
26 Nov 16
It sounds like you had a grand day.
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@BelleStarr (33771)
• Portland, Connecticut
26 Nov 16
It was a full day for sure and I found some great things, I even found some gifts to give to people on our giving tree.
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@sallypup (23251)
• Moses Lake, Washington
26 Nov 16
@BelleStarr While at Safeway today I saw a tin tea set that was priced reasonably. I wonder if kids like such cuties these days?
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@BelleStarr (33771)
• Portland, Connecticut
26 Nov 16
@sallypup I think ones whose parents are smart enough to encourage imagination do!!
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@simone10 (22247)
• Louisville, Kentucky
26 Nov 16
That is the perfect way to shop on Black Friday...avoid the crowded areas.
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@BelleStarr (33771)
• Portland, Connecticut
26 Nov 16
Yes it can get really terrible especially in such a small place as the Cape
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@Happy2BeMe (70778)
• Canada
26 Nov 16
Sounds like you had a very successful day of shopping. Nice to get it done. I did some online shopping today. There were so many traffic accidents around here today. So many people rushing from place to place and just not paying attention.
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@BelleStarr (33771)
• Portland, Connecticut
26 Nov 16
We did see a little traffic but not too bad and it was rainy most of the day, certainly not conducive for shopping lol
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@Juliaacv (24487)
• Canada
26 Nov 16
You had a really busy day today, nice that you got so much shopping done.
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@BelleStarr (33771)
• Portland, Connecticut
26 Nov 16
It was just fun to be out with my daughter, even if we had the two men and two boys along. It was a fun day.
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@MarymargII (8445)
• Toronto, Ontario
29 Nov 16
Wow you made me tired just reading this but it sounded like so much fun too! I love it when the stores are decorated and Christmas is on- I have made a good dent in my shopping so feel good about it too!
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@BelleStarr (33771)
• Portland, Connecticut
1 Dec 16
Yes, I am just about done I just need to put it all into gift bags.
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• Toronto, Ontario
2 Dec 16
@BelleStarr I know- that's the part I usually put off- the wrapping, tagging and figuring out stockings! I still give stockings to my kids and their sig. others and granddaughter and that takes a little time. Need Christmas moon music and chocolate for sure--lol!
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@BelleStarr (33771)
• Portland, Connecticut
3 Dec 16
@MarymargII My daughter asked me to make her a stocking last year but normally I don't anymore, just too many kids , grandkids and now great grands.
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@DianneN (62665)
• United States
26 Nov 16
Nothing better than shopping in beautiful New England towns!
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@BelleStarr (33771)
• Portland, Connecticut
27 Nov 16
Today we went to Woods Hole and Falmouth, just lovely.
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@DianneN (62665)
• United States
28 Nov 16
@BelleStarr I know it! Super place.
• United States
26 Nov 16
I stayed in, but admired you getting out and doing all your shopping! What fun to go out and look at decorations! I'm going to take my mom out in a few weeks to do that.
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@BelleStarr (33771)
• Portland, Connecticut
27 Nov 16
I had to resist the temptation to buy too many decorations since I have so many already but today I bought two new Christmas hand towels for my bathrooms.
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• United States
30 Nov 16
@BelleStarr That's not too bad. I bought a kitchen towel to hang on the oven handle. I am not in a hurry to decorate but decorate I must as I'm staying here this year.
@Marty1 (28570)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
26 Nov 16
@bellestarr Glad you had a great Black Friday! I never go shopping on Black Friday. I did all my shopping at the beginning of November and did most of it online though I did buy two red scarves with white snowflakes and found them a dollar cheaper at a home store after I bought them! We went to get something Christmas like for my parents grave, and they were on a sale special that day for $3.99 when I paid $5.99 at a Hallmark Store! Even did a little shopping for myself and bought myself a Christmas bell bracelet I also bought for the people getting the scarves!
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@BelleStarr (33771)
• Portland, Connecticut
28 Nov 16
Sounds like you had some good shopping success!! I really spent more than I expected to I am happy with what I bought
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@Marty1 (28570)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
28 Nov 16
@BelleStarr Glad, you are happy with your gifts. I am happy with what I bought too! I spent maybe too much, but that is okay I don't have to buy anything more, so I am okay! I did spend all the money in my account though so my sister put some money in for me. And I don't really have to buy anything as I have enough food to last me till next year as my sister keeps making me piles of food and bringing it to my house and putting it in my basement freezer! Do have the money for my copays which are extra because they are two specialists! Don't worry I see them all the time! I am not sick or anything!
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@LadyDuck (126284)
• Switzerland
26 Nov 16
It was a very slow day yesterday on myLot, I believe that most US users were out shopping for your Black Friday.
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@BelleStarr (33771)
• Portland, Connecticut
28 Nov 16
We are all in a turkey stupor!! Lol
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@LadyDuck (126284)
• Switzerland
28 Nov 16
@BelleStarr This is what I suspected.
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@paigea (21229)
• Canada
27 Nov 16
That sounds like a fun day of shopping. No crazy crowds
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@BelleStarr (33771)
• Portland, Connecticut
27 Nov 16
No, we did our best to avoid them quite successfully!!
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@bunnybon7 (33952)
• Holiday, Florida
26 Nov 16
that all sounds so wonderful. thanks for the great mind pictures. such fun and sounds like great jam. i miss going out buying such things
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@BelleStarr (33771)
• Portland, Connecticut
27 Nov 16
Oh my that jam is just unbelievably good, so Fresh!!
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@thelme55 (12470)
• Germany
26 Nov 16
It's good that your Christmas gift shopping is done. I have not started, yet.
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@BelleStarr (33771)
• Portland, Connecticut
26 Nov 16
I have so much going on in December I need it to be done early!!
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26 Nov 16
I did not do my normal black friday thing which is just getting up early-ish (before 7) and going to Target. That's usually all i do. I beat the crowd. And just relax while I browse the store. They had NO good deals this year. So I just decided I would rather sleep late. I ended up going over there later in the day though anyway because there was something I needed. It was the least money they have ever gotten from me on Black Friday!
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@BelleStarr (33771)
• Portland, Connecticut
26 Nov 16
I ended up spending a couple hundred but I got a lot for my money
@JudyEv (103686)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Nov 16
Sounds like you have a really pleasant day. It's always good to get most of the Christmas gift shopping out of the way.
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@BelleStarr (33771)
• Portland, Connecticut
28 Nov 16
yes I am glad that I was able to accomplish a lot this weekend.
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@ms1864 (6948)
• Bangalore, India
26 Nov 16
you seem to have got your shopping done at the right time.
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@BelleStarr (33771)
• Portland, Connecticut
28 Nov 16
I think we did very well .
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@AmbiePam (46329)
• United States
26 Nov 16
I didn't venture out to shop, but I found some good online deals.
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@BelleStarr (33771)
• Portland, Connecticut
28 Nov 16
My daughter was the one who wanted to shops I of course I went along lol
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@TRBRocks420 (64328)
• Banks, Oregon
26 Nov 16
Glad to hear you had a good black Friday.
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@BelleStarr (33771)
• Portland, Connecticut
28 Nov 16
Yes we did even if we didn't shop in the places with the big sales.
• United States
26 Nov 16
i don't blame ya, i'd been takin' me a soaker, too :) i do hope ya'll find those wee towns, i prefer 'em myself.
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@BelleStarr (33771)
• Portland, Connecticut
28 Nov 16
They are decorated so prettily that it is a pleasure to just walk the streets.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
26 Nov 16
I'm glad you got your shopping done! =) I hope your body feels better after you rest.
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@BelleStarr (33771)
• Portland, Connecticut
28 Nov 16
It is exhausting to shop for hours but our weekend away is over and we are back home and chilling.
@jstory07 (59697)
• Roseburg, Oregon
26 Nov 16
We went to Costco and looked around and did not see anything that we wanted.
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@BelleStarr (33771)
• Portland, Connecticut
28 Nov 16
I saw lots of things I wanted and I bought quite a lot of it lol